How to save money
with iCash

How to save money with iCash? The iCash manual starts with the following:

"The first step in controlling your finances is keeping records!"

I wrote that sentence a long time ago before entering 20 years of data into iCash! Now I am the happy owner of that information, 4 lustrums of data at my fingertips, all about my economy, income, expense habits, loan and mortgage repayments, etc.

How to save money with iCash
Money-saving budgetting

I believe the January-March period is the Personal Finance quarter. It is time for budgeting. It is when you see what you did the previous year and your goals for the next one. It is also when you look at your spending, especially the fixed ones.

Since you entered everything in iCash, you can easily find out what your money was used for, how much you earned, and what's left.

How to save money

Do you know the formula? Here it is:

Wealth (what's left) = Incomes - Expenses

Well, if W (Wealth) is low you have two solutions, you either increase I (Incomes) or decrease E (Expenses). Not everybody can increase their incomes but almost everyone can lower their expenses.

Yes, believe me! Look at your iCash reports and charts. I am sure you are paying too much in electricity, phone, water, cable TV or whatever. Check your invoices, sure they include things you no longer need. Look for mistakes so you don't repeat them. Take a few hours to analyze your fixed spending invoices and other important expenses. You will be surprised. So yes, you have been collecting and entering data, now it is time for analysis and decision making.

Money-saving Decisions

The decision-making definition is:

"The thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options".

When trying to make a good decision, a person must weigh the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives. For effective decision making, a person must be able to forecast the outcome of each option as well and based on all these items, determine which option is the best for that particular situation.

In my particular case and as an example, after checking my phone bill, I found out I was paying around $15 in useless features. I canceled them all. That represents a clear $180 saving for the year(s) to come. I actually found a lot of useless stuff I was paying for nothing. Then you can check your electricity and water bills, there are lots of ways to reduce consumption. I have decided to set limits.

In conclusion, you can’t manage what you can’t measure. So remember, the first step in getting one's finances under control is keeping records.

With iCash, I am able to view my daily, weekly and monthly incomes and expenses anytime. I can monitor my spendings, understand my household consumption habits and adjust them to reduce the monthly bills.


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